12-01-2012, 08:04 PM
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  • Sevenbark
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It seems like prices of vintage Gillette DE razors have fallen. When I first got in the hobby razors were at good or a reasonable price and great condition. Now it seems if you have a very good to good condition razor no one cares. Two years ago they would not have lasted the evening. On top of that seems like the supply of razors are down. Has everybody went to the bay? Maybe I am just mad because no one bought my razor. Not to mention the high end new razors seem to be selling ie Ikon, Tradere and the like, of coarse the people that are buying those have tried every DE of the vintage era. Just seems to me $30 for a rare DE razor should have sold. Although it could have simply been timing, I know how retail is(so to speak). I have seen an item on the bay not even get a bid then on the relist sell for a bill more than the start price. Heck I if had not of posted the rant I would have give it a bump. I am sure glad I finally looked at this sub forum, I have wanted to start this thread for a while, I fill better already, but I am parched; wheres the water fountain?

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 12-01-2012, 08:08 PM
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  • beartrap
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It's that time of year... No one wants to spend. Hang in there, it will pick up.

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 12-01-2012, 08:15 PM
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  • tgutc
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I think the demand for vintage razors has fallen. You might have a point with interest moving towards all the new razors on the market.

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 12-01-2012, 08:43 PM
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(12-01-2012, 08:08 PM)beartrap Wrote: It's that time of year... No one wants to spend. Hang in there, it will pick up.

Maybe just not on old items. New stuff is flying off the shelves. Or boxes on my floor in my case. Could be that last update I made though.

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 12-01-2012, 08:50 PM
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  • wingdo
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It really depends on the razor. Some sell for scads of money, others like superspeeds and flare tips never really go for too much since so many are out there.

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 12-01-2012, 09:10 PM
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  • Sevenbark
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(12-01-2012, 08:43 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(12-01-2012, 08:08 PM)beartrap Wrote: It's that time of year... No one wants to spend. Hang in there, it will pick up.

Maybe just not on old items. New stuff is flying off the shelves. Or boxes on my floor in my case. Could be that last update I made though.


Good points, although I have seen the trend building though. Lee has a great point, buyers are focused on gifts. I should not complain much I sold a cased TV in one minute. So maybe like Wingdo said it depends on the razor. BTW the guy that bought the TV Spacial was giving it away, so New and giftable is selling now. So I am going to have to get another cased Gillette off the shelf if I want a Prince from Lee.

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 12-01-2012, 09:29 PM
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  • OldDog23
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went back to view a NOS n-1 injector that was listed for $75.00 but it was gone. didn't think I'd see the day I even considered it. guess I shoulda saw it coming. (going) it had the same $2.00 price (1980) on the package I paid for the one I have. when you're hot, you're hot....when you're not, you're not. My wish is that Santa knew I wanted it and it'll be under the tree. (yah, sure)HO HO HO ! Smile

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 12-17-2012, 01:46 PM
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I have noticed a slight decrease in market demand for Vintage razors. I think the price will pick up however, it always has since I've been involved in this hobby circa 2006.

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 02-16-2013, 04:23 PM
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  • Harvey
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Check this out.....1909 Gillette ABC Empire Pocket Edition from CFM $360.00 57 bids..9 bidders...ends 2/17 6:42 pm PST.....Over $400.00 ?????Huh

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 02-16-2013, 05:45 PM
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Now up to $411.00 with 60 bids...still 9 bidders and 1 more day to go.....AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!

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 02-16-2013, 05:59 PM
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Straight razors are selling very well. I haven't bought DEs lately. What were you trying to sell?

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 02-16-2013, 07:26 PM
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  • Harvey
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I,m not trying to sell anything...just saw this on E bay and I,m thinking how high will this go??...check it out on Gillette razors...highest first...should show up when you get around $400.00 level

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 02-16-2013, 07:36 PM
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I have 2 ABC Pocket Editions and paid less than $40 for each.

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 02-16-2013, 07:58 PM
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CFM has some kind of following. Great presentation of really clean (some unbelievably so) razors that can be somewhat rare. Still, he seems to command prices 3-5x what similar items draw from other sellers. Maybe he just throws really big bidding parties at his house where alcohol flows freely?!

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 02-16-2013, 10:36 PM
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  • CMur12
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When you can get brand new razors like the Edwin Jaggers, that are very well designed and beautifully finished, I think that has eaten significantly into the market for common vintage DE razors in user condition.

On the other hand, collectable vintage razors (rare models, NOS, mint, in the original case, etc) still appear to be in demand and they command higher prices.

- Murray

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 02-16-2013, 11:38 PM
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Signs011 A couple years ago there wasn't the availability of new, quality DEs that there is now. I think what you are seeing is people getting into the game wanting new razors and the vintage razors going to collectors. On the other hand, I've actually seen the price of vintage SE razors go up in the last year or so.

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 02-17-2013, 03:11 PM
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  • GreekGuy
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The market fluctuates regularly. I think the vast number of options for new razors has decreased demand for some of the vintage stuff, but there are vintage razors that still command high prices, although they frequently exhibit a cyclical nature

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 02-17-2013, 08:59 PM
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  • Harvey
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Didn,t go any higher.......SOLD to the man for $411.00 plus $5.95 postage (not even free shipping)....Huh

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 03-08-2013, 07:51 PM
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  • Shaun
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Seems Old Type Gillettes are fetching fairly high prices these days.

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 04-18-2013, 10:12 PM
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  • Shaun
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Prices are one thing; postage another. I see there are 5 personna 74 tungsten blades on e-Ahem, and no doubt they will fetch a high price, but the shipping from the USA to Australia? Boom! Tish! ... $35! Obscene.

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